Autumn has crept upon us.
With it, nature offers us colorful products the result of the first frost.
To keep you company, we bring you an original and tasty reinterpretation of a classic of Italian cuisine: an excellent recipe perfect for our dry-cured ham typical of the Trentino Alto Adige region .
Degree of difficulty: easy
Cooking time: 30 min
Preparation time: 30 min
Serves 4 people
- 100 gm of fresh Emmental or smoked Provola
- Some chopped sage
- 25 gm of butter
- 150 gm of pressed dry-cured ham cut into thin slices or,even better, blended
- 100 gm of grated parmesan
- 500 gm of pumpkin cut into small pieces
- 300 mls creme frais
- 4 eggs
- A packet of fresh lasagne (250 gm), if possible very thin
Cook the pumpkin in a saucepan or micro-wave until it is soft.
Add the butter and sage, mix with a fork and allow any water to evaporate.
then add the ham.
Mix the eggs and crème fraîche in a dish.
Mix in after the pumpkin has cooled.
Cut the cheese into small cubes.
Place the ingredients in layers (if the lasagne is raw, cook lightly beforehand): creamed pumpkin, diced cheese, parmesan (last layer: pumpkin cream + parmesan).
Put in the oven at 200c for 30 mins.
You can also enjoy it after reheating in the micro-wave (some say this tastes even better...)
This product is available from our on-line shop:
Pressed dry cured ham
Dry cured pressed ham: a dried product from the Monts du Lyonnais, practical in its shape, it helps to always have enough of it at home to satisfy a gourmet.
Another speciality: dry cured pressed ham.
Muscle and sinew removed.
Using only pure pork.
This Pressed Raw Ham from the Monts du Lyonnais, provides tasty flavors on a plate of good charcuterie: it develops typical taste and aromatic qualities.
Salting is the start of the long maturing process.
During this period, several processes are at work which change the ham's appearance and flavor: movement from one room to another with consequent changes in temperature and humidity allow the salt to penetrate the flesh which ideally loses much of its weight and fat.
Ham often graced royal tables. Reserved for special occasions, it was very popular under the Roman Empire and was on emperors' tables. It was also associated with the celebrations of Holy Week (prohibition of eating cooked meat) at the time of the Middle Ages.
Storage guidance: less than 18°C.
Composition of the 400g pressed dry cured raw ham (the weight is approximate)
Ingredients: Pork origin France (154gm of meat for 100gm of finished product), salt, spices, wine, sugar, preservatives: potassium nitrate, sodium nitrite, fermenters.
Average nutritional values per 100gm: energy 878kJ/210kcal, fats 9.1gm including: saturated fatty acids 3.7gm, carbohydrates 1,3gm including: sugars 0.4gm, protein 30.4gm, salt 4.1gm.